Release from a Gasholder

Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) leaked from a gas-holder of 5000 m3. The gas cloud ignited, resulting in 24 fatalities.

Pajaritos Explosion 1991

A gas leak involving the pipe rack that runs to the terminal of this petrochemical complex led to an explosion, which occurred near the complex chemical plant, causing additional damage to the pipe rack and resulting in a major gas leak. A powerful second explosion occurred that could be felt more than 15 miles fromContinue reading “Pajaritos Explosion 1991”